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Comparison of DSF and SOA based phase conjugators employing noise-suppressing fibre grating

Geiger, H., Set, S.Y., Laming, R.I., Cole, M.J. and Reekie, L. (1997) Comparison of DSF and SOA based phase conjugators employing noise-suppressing fibre grating In Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication (OFC 97). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers., pp. 150-151. (doi:10.1109/OFC.1997.719771).

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Abstract

We compare the performance of dispersion-shifted-fibre (DSF) and semiconductor-optical-amplifier (SOA) based phase conjugators in a 10 Gb/s non-return-to-zero transmission system with respect to conversion efficiency, noise figure and distortion. Fibre gratings are used for signal extraction and amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) suppression, allowing closer wavelength spacing and reducing the conjugation noise figure by up to 12 dB. Despite the higher SOA conversion efficiency, both conjugators give similar noise figures with ASE suppression. However, the DSF based conjugator has the advantage of distortion tolerance at higher input power

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Published date: 1997
Venue - Dates: Optical Fiber Communication (OFC '97), United States, 1997-02-16 - 1997-02-21

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Local EPrints ID: 76800
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/76800
ISBN: 1-55752-480-7
PURE UUID: f0202026-98b7-4e8b-a3ed-7001cbc6de72

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:37

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Author: H. Geiger
Author: S.Y. Set
Author: R.I. Laming
Author: M.J. Cole
Author: L. Reekie

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